Performance Tested - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

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edited January 2015 in Hyundai

imagePerformance Tested - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the latest long-term midsize sedan to run through our gauntlet of tests designed to evaluate performance. So how did it do?

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  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Seems quite good enough for my needs.
  • emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    Relative to the 2012 Camry LE Edmunds track tested, this Sonata is:

    A tenth slower to 60
    Two tenths slower to the 1/4
    A foot shorter in braking distance
    Nearly identical in described steering feel (numb) and slalom performance (better than you'd think for a soft cruiser)

    It's a Camry LE with a different badge. We've seen this before. We told you to get the Eco!!!
  • chol92594chol92594 Member Posts: 208
    It's not the most exciting family sedan out there, but for most buyers, I think it fits the bill well enough. 0-60 in 8.2 isn't blazingly fast, but it's adequately quick for most people.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    I would go so far as to say that the 0-60 is more than adequate for pretty much everyone that would be interested in buying this version of the Sonata or the 4 cyl Camry or Accord.
  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin NE IllinoisMember Posts: 509
    Really interested to hear how the "sport touchscreen audio display" and "sport automatic headlight control" shape the driving experience.

    :D
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    What's sad is that this car isn't selling all that well relative to when the previous Sonata was introduced and it seems to be a much better car in just about every way. (It's probably even better looking, if less striking.)
  • clownstrikeclownstrike Member Posts: 67
    And approx $2-$3k cheaper for the same equipment! That's the point. Not that you can buy a similar car to a Camry, but to find out whether the Sonata is a true Camry alternative for less. This long term test is important in revealing whether Hyundai has really arrived as a top Japanese alternative, or whether it is still a sad impersonator.
    emajor said:

    Relative to the 2012 Camry LE Edmunds track tested, this Sonata is:

    A tenth slower to 60
    Two tenths slower to the 1/4
    A foot shorter in braking distance
    Nearly identical in described steering feel (numb) and slalom performance (better than you'd think for a soft cruiser)

    It's a Camry LE with a different badge. We've seen this before. We told you to get the Eco!!!

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